I got iga nephropathy as an infant and was relatively stable until my twenties (I am now 34) but over the last 10-14 years my GFR has been dropping. Was at a 59 in 2008 and now at a 36 in July of 2019. I will admit, I smoked cigarettes, vaped nicotine and drank too much during those years and really had no idea what these numbers meant. I also had a really bad gout attack a few years ago and started eating medical marijuana (which by the way stopped my gout and cured my insomnia to the point where I dont have to take any supplements). Here is where I am at though...
My wife just gave birth to our 4th child. I am happily married, have a successful business and absolutely adore my kids. We travel a lot and are a fairly active family considering we have 4 kids under 7. I am freaking myself out by reading every single thing I can about CKD.
I am (obviously) willing to give up everything I love to live a full long life with my family. This includes, meat, alcohol, weed, salt, etc. That being said, I am irish and my entire life revolves around social events because of the size of our family and our businesses. These events all involve alcohol and meat. What do you guys recommend? Vegan with no alcohol or marijuana? To be honest, if I dont take marijuana before bed, I will usually only sleep for about 1 hour out of 8-9... Its a big deal and sleeping pills just made me groggy the next day.... I have read people say they take CBD and it has improved their GFR but I have also read studies online that say it can hurt the kidneys. What say you?
How long can you maintain a GFR number? If I change my lifestyle including working out at least 3 times a week and eat extremely clean how long can you maintain your GFR if you are in the 30-45 range?